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plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on those reports. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of a university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against 22- year-old george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing 22- year-old yeardley love in may. the medical examiner said she was killed by a blunt force injury to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham have a nickel. they believe surveillance video of her toyota taken minutes before she was killed. they believe she was driving the car out of the fairfax plaza shopping center on june 27. it is not clear if she was alone in the video or if she was threatened at knifepoint. police are asking anyone with information to come forward. >>> d.c. has seen an increase in the number of sexual assaults. the largest has been in the seventh district, east of anacostia and potomac rivers. police memos obtained showed that serious sexua
to come on eyewitness news. the largest spy swap since the cold war. the u.s. and russia could be trading prisoners. major developments in that russian spy ring tonight. >>> headed for the supreme court. a new development and protestors in the family of a fallen u.s. marine. >>> and here in baltimore for an opportunity to change her life forever. i'm weijia jiang at johns hopkins, with her story next on wjz eyewitness news. >>> and a live look outside. the heat and humidity are still on. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,, carmax is the smart choice because our specially trained technicians put every car we sell through a 125 point inspection. carmax is the smart choice because at carmax you get a free appraisal and your written offer to buy your car good for seven days. >>> the showdown between the westboro baptist church and a maryland marine moves one step closer to the u.s. supreme court. the church filed a brief this week, saying if actions are protected by the first amendment. >> the westborough baptist church filed this 75-page brief. attorney margie phelp
>>> next on "msnbc sunday," the search. nato forces looking for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan since friday. >>> wild weather, soaring temperatures and torrential rains. live reports coming up. >>> coming and going. the bp guy may be getting the heave-ho, and crews return to the gulf. >>> and people have saved pets given up by people all along the gulf coast. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "mfrpsnbc sunday." what is happening out there. >>> developing news from afghanistan. a massive manhunt under way for two american sailors missing in the war zone. a taliban spokesman says one killed in a fire fight, the other taken prisoner by militants. let's bring in jim miklaszewski. what is the latest here. is this confirmation on the stat discu us and claims. >> according to u.s. military officials, no. all of this is coming from afghan officials. some of the has proven reliable. some not. the first order of business as you mentioned is the intensive search for the two missing sailors. in that area of logar province, 80 miles south of kabul, where this
, and they paint a devastating picture of the war in afghanistan. >>> this, as u.s. forces launch a manhunt for two american sailors who vanished three days ago. >>> top kill. bp's embattled ceo tony hayward reportedly set to be shown the door as the company's board meets today. will a change at the helm help bp's reputation with america? >>> and painful mix-up. police confuse a young survivor of an accident with another girl who died. this morning we'll hear from the father who spent a week at the bedside of a girl who turned out to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, july 26, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. those documents on the website called wikileaks could be the largest unauthorized disclosure in u.s. history. they are painting a blaeak picture. >> 92,000 documents. they span six years. the u.s. is saying the leak jeopardizes those serving in the region. who leaked the reports and why? what d
undercover russian agents and would it could many for u.s.- russia relateses. later john hall discusses how florida is dealing with a $6 billion budget shortfall. wurenl is next. dd >> on this fourth of july weekend there is a 9.5% unemployment rate members of congress are returning home to. one headline says this will be big electoral implications for members of congress. and as far as budgets go, lots of towns around the country not doing fireworks this weekend. antioch, california, louisville, jersey city. they say they just don't have enough money to celebrate with fireworks this independence day. general david petraeus takes over in afghanistan officially tomorrow at a ceremony and the head of the republican national committee michael steele back here in the u.s. is backtracking after some remarks he made about afghanistan. both parties are after him this morning and we want to ask you this question -- should michael steele of the r.n.c. resign? some are suggesting that openly. here are the numbers. this michael steele story is all over the place this morning. "washington
to find two missing sailors. the taliban cled one and says i holding the other hostage. but the u.s. hasn't confirmed that. connor powell is in kandahar with the latest details on the efforts to find these men. >> reporter: the u.s. military has launched a full-scale search and rescue operation to find these two missing u.s. service members. they are search the area where they were last seen by air with helicopters and planes. on the ground they've set up military checkpoints checking vehicles as they come and go and n. and out of the area. according to u.s. military officials, the two members that are of the military that are missing are members of the united states navy. the sailors were last seen leaving a base in kabul sometime friday afternoon in an armored vehicle. not clear whether or not they were on an official mission or if they just happened to leave the base for some other reason. the military's not saying why they actually did leave. now, afghan government officials in logar province south of kabul say there was a brief fire fight between this vehicle and the taliban, and tha
of a vacuum after this country's inconclusive march elections. the u.s. would like to see a government seated before that drawdown completes itself by the end of august. the u.s., of course, as we remember, drawing down to 50,000 troops. that is not a critical factor. i have been hearing repeatedly from the u.s. military, from senior administration officials, that unless something catastrophic takes place, that drawdown will stay on course. what we are seeing in iraq these days aside from the political bickering that is taking place is that drawdown happening in the complete and total intensity. it is overwhelming when you look at it. we are talking about the u.s. moving millions of pieces of equipment, hundreds of bases shutting down across the country. all of this very critical, being closely watched by rocky officials. there are wide sfrspread concer amongst the population. >> what we are seeing on dr. biden, she is not just there to shake hands and stand by her husband's side. she has a schedule of her own while she is there? >> that's right, she does. we are hearing that she is also goin
of them. >>> the tension mounting between the u.s. and north korea. north korea is threatening to attack a u.s. military exercise. >>> we have those stories, plus how military kids are being paid back with fun in the sun in maryland this weekend, but they will be dealing with major heat along with humidity. it is already quite warm outside. will we see more dangerous temperatures today? good morning gwen. it's going to be another day melanie where the challenge will be to try to stay cool. let's take a look at what we did temperature wise yesterday. we broke record at all three airports. 101 at national and airport, 99 at dulles. these records setback from 23 years ago in 1987. right now at national airport, 79 degrees. humidity is up at 74%. so it's another day we'll have to deal with that. a very light northerly wind, that will soon change and some neighborhood temperatures ranging into the upper to mid-80s in some areas even. and we're going to continue to see that as the day and the morning does continue to wear on. and we d have a chance of storms this afternoon. we're keeping a clo
from the u.s. geological survey. we have 3.6 and 3.7. a 3 1/2 magnitude earthquake, and that is a big deal, 30 miles away, from the east, and they have it in carol and baltimore county. the earth cake was at -- earthquake was true and it occurred around 5:04. >> sharon from eldersburg, she felt the house shaking. anita in a condo building heard a rumble, and then she felt the shaking for a minute. there has been an earthquake confirmed a mile fromgeragain ger man man -- fromgerman town . >> it's pain relief without the pills. no pills, no pain. how can you get pain relief without taking pills around the clock? try thermacare heatwraps, for all day relief without pills. i was surprised, thermacare worked all day. you feel the heat. and it relaxes and unlocks the muscle. you've got to try it. [ man ] thermacare, more effective for back pain than the maximum dose of acetaminophen, the medicine in tylenol. go to thermacare.com today for a $3 off coupon. thermacare. no pills. no pain. just relief. we have confirmed the earthquake this morning. we are told it is around 3.6 and 3.7. our phon
and russian officials are reportedly discussing plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on the report. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of the university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing yeardley love in may. the medical examiner says she was killed by a blunt force instrument to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham released surveillance video of her right to lakota. they believe she was driving the car out of the shopping center on june 27. -- her white toyota. they are not clear if she is alone in the car. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what led to a serious car crash in charles county at washington ave at shining willow way in la plata. a deputy hit a car with a woman and two children inside. the officer suffered bond life and injuries. >>> a developing story from california where an earthquake jolted
as the u.s. and russia completed a trade of secret agents. after less than two hours on the ground, both planes took off. a plane landed in london and another touched down in moscow. ten spies working for the government pleaded guilty in a court to working as unregistered agents. in exchange, russia freed four people including a scientist. in an interview for "face the nation" eric holder says that the deal is good for the u.s.. >> essentially, we orchestrated a swap. we have the access to the four people charged in russia with conducting the intelligence activities. >> reporter: obama administration officials say that the swap had the highest levels of approval. this is common from the cold war, but usually after years in jail. the spies in the u.s. revealed their identities in court. it was not a happy out come for this lady. >> >> she would have preferred to stay in the united states. she started a business here and the business was doing very well. >> reporter: they won't be able to replace their lost income by doing deals for books and movies and anything else. any profits will go t
underway for two u.s. service members missing in afghanistan. a live report coming up. and celebrating the scouts right here on the national mall in washington. 100 years of boy scouting. that calls for a big parade. we will take you there. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live in the nation's capital starts right now. >> shannon: at this hour invincible spirit underway. joint military exercises are meant as a show strength as tensions boil between north korea and the south. greg palkot is on board the uss george washington. he joins us on the phone with the very latest. greg? >> hey, shannon. we wrapped up a very busy day. you know they call it a defensive operation. we certainly saw a lot of offensive muscle being flexed. it is a large scale maneuver, 20 ships involved, including the one we are on, a huge nucleared powered aircraft carrier u.s.s. george washington. 200 aircraft including f-22 and f-18s we have been seeing fly off the dock of this aircraft carrier all day. 8,000 service members involved. u.s. south korean 5500 on this aircraft carrier. all in response, a
people convicted of spying for the u.s. eric holder said this was an extraordinary case and the agreement we reached today provides a successful resolution for the united states and its interest. >> diplomatic relations with russia remained on a positive track. >> this is proof of better relations with russia. >> we did not want to see this disrupt relations which have made progress. >> the quick resolution to is case comes as the u.s. senate takes up a new nuclear arms control agreement. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we have seen a number of pictures, children with these alleged spies. what happens to the children? >> officials say it will be up to the parents, the parents' decision about what will happen to these children, as long as it complies with u.s. law. it is not clear whether these children will go to moscow. >> thank you. nba superstar lebron james makes his long-awaited decision. he will be wearing a miami heat jersey this fall. he played his first seven seasons with the cleveland cavaliers. he now joins chris bosh and dwyane wade, both who announced they were signing with t
>> a u.s. marine headed to afghanistan gunned down near baltimore's block. >> this is a heinous senseless3 murder of a hero. >> what he was doing minutes before he was shot. and how police are trying to track down his killer. >> a deadly rag race in maryland. two years ago. why police say it could happen again this week, at almost the same spot. %-wave.ready for another heat how temperaturee will rise vee the weekend and how long it will be before we get some rain, inú the sky watch forecast. >> and living to a 100. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is ú%x 45 news at 10:00. >> hello, i am jeff barnd. >> and i am karen parks. the u.s. mariie set to return to afghanistan, is shot and killed. aad inside of a baltimore city nightclub. >> myranda stephens standing by3 live downtown with more on how his plans tooo a tragic turn. myranda? >>>ell, jeff and karen, by all accounts, chase love was a marine ready for war. but instead of returniin to afghanistan, he died in a battle ú% a different kind. inside of thii baltimore lounge. >> custooer came and said
between the westboro baptist church and the family of a maryland marine moves one step closer to the u.s. supreme court. the church filed a brief this week, saying its actions are protected by the first amendment. >> reporter: the westborough baptist church filed this 75- page brief. attorney margie phelps will argue the case in front of the supreme court. she defended the church members' protest outside of matthew schneider's funeral in 2006. >> it is everybody's first amendment right to go to a public plot and speak on public issues. who in the world is not talking about the dying soldier? >> reporter: the kansas state believes the u.s. military deaths are god's punishment for tolerance of homosexuality. in the argument, phelps argues its actions are protected by the first amendment. not so says the father of the fallen marine. al schneider talks about the upcoming case. my son and hundreds of thousands of other men and women have died to protect freedom of speech. and to have a group of 80 people degraded and mock it is disgusting. >> in a separate legal brief filed with the court, 48
war era. the u.s. and russia are now in talks to pull off the biggest spy swap in decades. here to break down the deal that's in the works. >>> months into one of the worst environmental disasters ever. crews may be on the verge of a big step in cleaning up all the oil in the gulf. that developing story is next.  i'm from the gulf coast. i vacation here. my family spends a lot of time here. and so i have a personal, vested interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's clean up on the gulf coast. bp's taken full responsibility for clean up in the gulf, and that includes keeping you informed. our crews are cleaning the gulf beaches 24/7. when oil is spotted, shore clean up assessment teams mobilize and we get right to work. over 25,000 people are included in the clean up operation. clean up efforts are coordinated from 17 staging areas across 4 states. we're working with the coast guard and many other government agencies. every day we're working with residents and local business owners to make sure these beaches are clean and that
to be a picture perfect summer. pop-tarts®. made for fun™. >>> replacing a legend in the u.s. senate. west virginia governor joe man shin is calling for a special election to fill robert byrd's senate seat and the governor says he is considering running for it himself. he is waiting for an opinion from the state's attorney general on whether the election can be held this year instead of 2012. >>> it is like the cold war all over again i'm possible deal between russia and the united states to swap spies. neither the russian nor u.s. governments are confirming the deal but it could reportedly happen sometime in the next day or so. the united states arrested ten russian spies earlier this month and russia is holding several u.s. spies. fox's david lee miller shows us one of the spies that russia wants to trade. >> reporter: most americans never heard igor sutyagin but now he could play a key role. fox news is told he could be released as part of a prisoner swap involving at excused spies arrested last month in the u.s. the attorney says he could be flown to the uk as soon as tomorrow. all of
-- baltimore is home to a new group of u.s. citizens. whom better to welcome them that our own proud american rob roblin. >> people from all over the world saw it today as a day they would never forget. >> i am happy. i am happy. >> it was an emotional day for hurt and the other immigrants who became u.s. citizens today. a family and friends gathered at the war memorial building for the swearing in of our new citizens. >> i hereby declare -- >> the new citizens came from over 40 countries from all over the world. stephanie roblin splake welcomed the new citizens. >> continued to celebrate the culture and customs of your homeland. these are beautiful traditions that will become the fabric of what we call america. >> for those that became citizens, it was a dream come true. >> i start to live in a free country, to do what ever i like to do in this great land. >> it may be possible for me to achieve the goals of this beautiful country. i am a citizen of the united states of america. >> i have been waiting for a long time. i have all of these wonderful freedoms. what was a day that the new citize
of that russian spy ring are back in moscow. the four russian citizens are free and went to u.s. and england. the plane carrying two of the russians landed at dulles airport at about 5:30 last night. jackie bensen has the details. >> reporter: the scene came straight out of a spy novel, a chartered jet landed on the tarmac at dulles airport. it was met by a motorcade of dark shiny vehicles filled with people whose job is not to be seen. the exchange of spies between washington and moscow is the latest chapter in a story that many thought ended with the cold war. last week americans expressed surprise when it was learned fbi agents arrested ten alleged russian spies, three of them were living and working in the shadow of the nation's capital. they are more accurately described as agents of influence. >> they can infiltrate the top levels of our policy making, and decision making government and can be far more damaging than a spy stealing a technical secret in silicon valley. >> reporter: intelligence officials said the ten lived in the u.s. for years. they transmitted no information back to r
for the iranian scientist who claims u.s. agents abducted him. tonight hear how he says the feds got him to the u.s. >>> this man convicted of blackmailing david letterman but he's also up for a major award. this doesn't have to be our future. not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - instead of losing those jobs to other countries. if you want to change america's energy future, call your senators and tell them to support clean energy legislation now. >>> a shooting in a d.c. public school parking lot left an 18- year-old hurt. the victim is a participant in the city's summer youth jobs program. this happened just before noon today outside raymond elementary school in northwest. fox 5's karen gray houston has the story. >> reporter: investigators combed the area looking for clues. a police dog was brought in to search for a weapon. anxious parents rushed to the scene. >> it don't make sense. bullets don't have
for wjz on the latest. >> reporter: this is logar, the reach wherein two u.s. sailors disappeared in afghanistan. a massive air and ground search is under way to find them. representatives told cbs news they've been take ton a secure -- taken to a secure location. two navy service members left their base in kabul friday then disappeared in the logar province, a region crawling with taliban fighters. the local afghan chief said fighters tried to stop the sailor's vehicle, but when it kept going, insurgents opened fire and the troops shot back. the only u.s. soldier believed to be held by the taliban is from i'd owe. he disappeared in 2009 and only reappeared on videos posted by the taliban. while troops search for the serviceman, others continue to come under attack. although troops survived this roadside bomb attack with only minor injuries, the u.s. military says five american soldiers have been killed in separate bomb attacks saturday. last month was the deadliest for u.s. forces in afghanistan since the war began. now american troops can only hope their two missing colleagues
>>> the the big swap is complete. russian spies traded for men accused for spying for the u.s. and britain. how this is opening a new chapter in d.c.'s relations with moscow. >>> fake i.d. a 19-year-old is accused of dressing up as a metrobus driver and driving a bus. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news4 today." aaron gilchrist has the morning off. you'll see him this evening. it's saturday, july 10, 2010. first a quick check on our forecast. chuck bell is joining us life in the studio. you spent the last few days floating in water? >> i went out to rehoboth beach when it was 102 degrees here and i floated out. >>> were you floating with jellyfish? >> no. outside on a saturday morning, clouds have finally moved back in and a little needed rainfall as well. we're way behind in rainfall for the year. temperatures in the mid-to high 70s now. here's a live look at doppler. rain showers to the blue ridge mountains. no heavy rain. can't rule out a little thunder. nope severe weather. rain will linger longer in the bay and tout the eastern shore. heading out to the baseball
are spending the july fourth holiday with u.s. troops in iraq. the two presided over a ceremony for new citizens in baghdad this morning. more than 200 u.s. service mens were sworn in as american citizens. there was an attack at the u.s. embassy in baghdad. there were no injuries or damage reported from the shelling. >>> u.s. troops in afghanistan have a new top commander. general david petreaus has taken command in the wake of general stanley mcchrystal's unexpected departure. connor powell has the det >> reporter: general petreaus russ assumes the top spot in afghanistan. nato and afghan officials must work together to defeat a stiffen my. >> we must demonstrate to the people and to the taliban that afghan and isap forces are here to safeguard the afghan people and that we are in this to win. that is our clear objective. >> reporter: petreaus will not make major strategy changes. his predecessor general mccriticism was fired after making unflattering comments in a rolling stone magazine. >> no one did more in helping get the inputs right than general mcchrystal. >> reporter: gop leade
people still live in tent communities. despite billions of u.s. dollars pledged, mounds of debris remain throughout the city of port- au-prince. >>> congress is back in session. democratic senators will need to get 60 votes to push through the financial overhaul bill. before the week-long independence day break, democrats did not have the votes they needed, but now at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over. >>> a d.c. council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many power outages in the heat wave last week. couzens went without power and air conditioning for days. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everyth
voters they support stronger immigration policy. >> meanwhile, baltimore is now home to a new group of u.s. citizens. rob roblin was there as they took the oath to become proud americans. >> for 72 people from all over the world, this is a day they will never forget. >> i'm happy! >> it was an emotional day for the immigrants who became u.s. citizens today. family and friends gathered at the war memorial building for the swearing in of our new citizens. snl the 72 people that became new citizens today came from over 40 countries from all over the country. stephanie rawlings-blake welcomed the new citizens. >> the passion we call america. >> for those that became citizens today, it was a dream come tru. >> i start to live in a free country. to do quha i like to do in this great -- to do what i like to do in this great law. >> it may be possible for me to achieve this beautiful country today. i am glad i am a zens of the united states of america. >> it was a day our new citizens will never forget. for many, it was a very emotional day. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> cape cod beaches closed
. they will consider collecting the money through regular rate increases instead. >>> still to come, russian spies. u.s. authorities have detained a 12th person in connection with the recently exposed russian spy ring. >>> iphone issues. consumers report weighs in on the problem with apple's widely popular new smartphone. please take another live look outside. your complete first warning forecast is still coming up. ,, >>> the united states has detain add 12th person in connection with that russian spy ring. the person will be deport frltd u.s -- from the u.s. sometime today. the man is not charged with any crime. last week 10 people were sent back in exchange for four people accused of spying for the west. >>> police said the gunman who opened fire was in a bitter dispute with his dpoif. he killed two people at the plant in albuquerque before killing himself. he reportedly told workers she was going to report it before the shooting. >>> consumers report is buying apple's explanation on the phones. apple says it's dropping calls and the company blamed a formula. the magazine will not give the phone a r
the peace keeping troupes out. and u.s. officials say they'll work with the government to bring the attackers to justice. at the white house, joel brown, wjz-13, eyewitness news. >>> and the american killed, a 25-year-old nate hen was a former university of delaware student--. >> one of the girls injures is from ellicott city. >>> and the rematch is on. there's a 1 point lead for mr. ehrlich. it's still in the margin of error and shows how close the race is. mike hellgren has more. mike? >> reporter: gigi, many believe that the particular poll tilts towards the republicans. the lead had a shrink. and today, the governor says that the only survey that matters is the one on election day. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: a new report poll shows that ehrlich edging out current democrat governor alley in the race. but, it's a statistical dead heat. >> the poll tends to tilt in the direction of republicannings against the democrats. and this is not just a few times, but over a lot of polls a lot of times. >> reporter: the key for mr. ehrlich is getting democratic votes to win. the
up in the next few days. >> a resident sex offender was on the loose after u.s. mistakenly set free in baltimore county. -- after he was mistakenly set free in baltimore county. there was a mistake made with his transfer paperwork. he was released. he is being held downow and his case will move ahead with prosecution. >> 29-year-old devaughn anderson was taken into custody over the weekend after a search and seizure warrant was executed and a home in east baltimore. police recovered numerous laptop computers, printers, varies gaming systems and a need your help to find other victims who have had such items stolen. >> we are in the early stages of this investigation. these investigations are time consuming and fairly tedious. we will be working at this one for a while. >> the suspect is now charged with burglary. the fuad information, you are urged to call 410-396-3423. >> tonight, we have learned that the city is about to turn up the heat on one of baltimore's waterfront communities. there has been a long-running dispute over the waterfront, no promenade. grex the city argues that e
nothing. >> i believe [unintelligible] >> a u.s. embassy spokesman denied rumors the russian was at the u.s. embassy. hillary clinton had no comment. >> we are committed to building a new and positive relationship with russia wherever we can. the judge agreed with the government. a third suspect from arlington was denied bond and will stay behind bars until they go before the judge. if they were not behind bars they could easily leave the country. they would have to get to the russian consulate. >>> republican bob ehrlich has declared his candidacy to become maryland's governor. he took a leave of absence from the baltimore law firm he has been working. he filed a financial disclosure form as required at the ethics commission. he is expected to face martin o'malley in a rematch from 2006. >>> his former lt. gov. michael steele is in during calls to resign over comments he made about president obama's handling of the war in afghanistan. >> this is not something the u.s. has actively prosecuted. >> eight chairmen3 comments thursday during a fund- raiser in connecticut -- the chairman made tho
of the lockerbie bomber. he says that both the u.s. and british governments need to take a closer look at bp's actions over the past several years. for people with heart pain, the problem became a whole lot easier and less risky. and if your credit rating is less than perfect, don't be discouraged. but first, the defense takes center stage and the trial of former illinois gov. rod blagojevich. >> i crash landing nearly caused the plane and s c b to collide in arizona. the plane clipped the top of the suv near the runway as it was trying to land. the plan was experiencing mechanical issues, causing an emergency landing in phoenix yesterday. the driver of the suv was not injured. former illinois gov. rod blagojevich is expected to take the stand this week in his corruption trial. attorneys plan to call their star witness as they make their case today. he claims he did nothing wrong in connection with the plot to sell a senate seat formerly occupied by barack obama. >> charismatic as he might be, there is a lot of damning evidence with respect to the tapes. >> roblin voinovich has pleaded not g
>> president obama will be at the white house today. he will pend time with u.s. troops and their families. vice president joe biden's second day of the trip to iraq. one headline says this is seen as a move to end the political deadlock there. also, today general david patraeus officially took command of the mission in afghanistan. a quote from him in this important endeavor teamwork is not an option. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it said the general. on this independence day we have the question for you to open the program. is america exceptional? we have that from one writer from the new yo"new york daily who says it is time to rescue the idea that america is exceptional. what do you think? [phone numbers on the line] host: we have this piece on this fourth of july titled "bring back the old glory." he says the notion of american exceptionalism that it is a unique nation on earth if not in all history is in decline among much of the country's self-appointed chattering classes. they write the lion's share of books, magazines, editorials and blogs
has maryland's ties. >> one of the four men being sent back to the u.s. from russia owns a house in baltimore county. david collins is live with more in cockeysville with this late breaking development. >> his house is secluded behind a patch of woods. you really need to know where to look in order to find it. this is the home he reportedly bought in 2001. he is a former colonel in russia's foreign intelligence agency. he retired in 1997 and moved to the u.s. russian authorities suspected he shared classified information with u.s. intelligence services. he was arrested on his return to russia in 2001. according to a neighbor, his late wife's parents live there and he also had relatives in russia. russian media linked him to exposing former fbi agent robert hansen and another man as spies. both were convicted of spying for russia. >> the wife lived here when we moved in, and she was a wonderful neighbor. >> his family declined to answer the door. they called baltimore county police to ask us to leave. we'll have more on the story coming up tonight at 11. >> now we have an update o
with a surprise trip on to iraq and there he met with u.s. troops and also took the opportunity to push iraqi leaders to end an election inpass. but in the show of the kind of instability still raging in that country, bombings stole some of the focus. for more on that, we want to say good morning to tracie potts. she's in washington. >> reporter: we actually saw two mortar rounds hit inside the green zone while he was there. no major damage or no one hurt we're told. as a result of that. but as you mentioned, vice president biden was there for a couple of reasons. he ralliey rallied the troops ao met with iraqi leaders trying to break the political stalement that's been going on since their elections on march 7th hoping that they will -- encouraging them to form a coalition government. he said that the u.s. will support democracy, but that our nation nor should any other nation interfere with the process. >> now there's a new parliament has been seated and when the new government is formed, it will mark something absolutely extraordinary. a peaceful transition of power encompassing all the pe
york today. will the hearing set the stage for the largest exchange of spy suspects between u.s. and russia since the end of the cold war? >>> that's the man who cut my hair. the 4-year-old girl found alive, more than a day after she was snatched from her front yard points the finger at a registered sex offender. >>> in a stunning twist, late last night, he turns a gun on himself as cops close in. >>> and the nominees are -- an early morning in hollywood as the nominations for the 62nd annual prime time emmy awards are handed out. we'll break down who's in and who's out "today," thursday, july 8, 2010. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and meredith vieira live from this is "today" with matt lauer and meredith vieira live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> in for matt lauer i'm ann curry. echoes of the cold war as alleged russian spies are caught living in the united states. >> absolutely. there are reports that the u.s. and russ
senator chuck schumer is calling on the u.s. government to investigate the role bp played in the release of the convicted locker bibombing suspect. there is evidence that bp worked for the release of the person in exchange for release of oil fields. he is urging the u.s. and british governments to take a closer look at bp's actions. >> a new study aiming to protect the chesapeake bay is expecteded to be announced tomorrow. the congressman plans to announce a funding for a federal study. the congressman says blue crab and oysters have been studied for years. but microorganism the could lead to a better environment and more prouktive fisheries. democrats denied any trouble in the upcoming elections. joe biden led the way, spreading the meng that democrats are not -- the message that democrats are not losing control. >> we are going to win the house, and we are going to win the senate. >> this is a tough climate, but we are to have campaigners, and we are a tough people. >> republicans have been slamming democrats on the economy, jobs, taxes, and the crisis in the gulf, while democrats say
the u.s. israeli bond unbreakable. he and israeli prime minister met face-to-face in the oval officed today, talk about the peace process. it is their second meeting in four months. most analysts say that their first meeting went badly. but this time, both sides made it clear that peace is their goal and their alliance is strong. >> i'm committed to the peace. and this peace will better the lives of israelis of palestinians, and it will certainly change our region. >> israel also wants something. they want the u.s. to put more effort into stopping iran's nuclear program. they see it as a serious threat to its security. >>> the u.s. justice department made good on a promise. they filed a lawsuit, challenging the constitutionality of arizona's new law targeting illegal immigrants. that suit was filed in u.s. district court in phoenix on tuesday. president obama called the state's law misguided. supporters say that it's a reasonable reaction to the inaction on illegal immigration. >>> queen elizabeth is in new york tonight. she addressed the united nations. the queen last spoke at the u.
teem. kristen berset ffr "sportt unlimited." >> he u.s. team will receive the medal during a ceremony auugst 11..3 now here is ennifer gilbert with the "late edition". >> relief from the heat wave on the way. >> hard to breathe. >> who is suffering the most. and when the cold front will finally move through. >> swapping spice. unusuaa deal the obama administration is working oot with russii. >> demonstrating the danger. how pedeetrraas quickly become victims aad why it is such a big problem in baltimore. >> that's it. game over. >> and dead oysters in the gulf. is killing them. >> live in high definition, froo wbff tv in baltimore, this is >> hello again, iiam jennifer gilbert, jeff barnd is offf3 tonight. another scorcher of a day in baltimore. the temperaturrs did not hit triple digits today.3 -ut with a boost in humidity, it felt awful outside. so far, eight people have died in maryllnd from this summer's extreme heat. ú%e latest ictim was pulled from baltimore home thii week, where the temperature was more than 90 degrees inside of the house. many people in balttmore are livi
.org's website. the doccments reveal abuses by u.s. and coalition forces and perhaps even war crimes. %-populations being upset thee should treat them better. not conceal abuse. >> senior military official is calling the documents a mix of rumor and second hand information. they detail a variety of assessments by lower level military officers about incidents over the last six years involving friendly fire, civilian casualties and officials from pakistan, a u.s. ally cooperating with taliban extremists. >> it was not necessary to have this out there. more than what we didn't already know. thhre is tension between the u.s. and pakistan. >> officials from the white house to the pentagon are could put lives at-risk. but ii a written statement general james jones said quote these irresponsible leaks will not impact our ongoing commitment to deepen our partnerships with afghanistan ann pakistan, to defeat our common enemies and to support the aspirations of the afghan and pakistani people. >> afghan government offfcials are studying the papers, especially about civilian casualties and paki
sherrod with the u.s. department of agriculture and obama administration appointee at a naacp meeting this year to help a white farmer who came for aid. >> i was str wlg the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland and here i was faced with having to help a white person save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> reporter: sherrod said the incident she's describing was more than 20 years ago before she worked for the usda, a story she told as an example of overcoming her own prejudices. >> that's when it was revealed to me it was about poor and versus the people who have. >> and tell them the story how i changed while i was working with him. i used that to help others to see it's not about race. >> reporter: but the reaction was swift and certain. the usda asked her to resign. sherrod said she was driving when she got the call from an agriculture official from washington. >> she said they want you to pull over to the side of the road and submit your resignation. it was just unbelievable, you know. it was just unbelievable. >> and that was
deek -- gone dikay. >>> the team dubbed the barefoot bandit makes his first appearance in a u.s. courtroom today. colton harris-moore was extradited to the u.s. from the bahamas. he is charged with committing a two-year string of break-ins and theft. >>> harris-moore, arriving in miami. back in u.s. soil for the first time in nine days. awaiting his next court hearing. as the 19-year-old faces charges for a two-year crime spree that spanned at least nine states and canada. accused of burglarizing at least 100 homes. and stealing five planes. >> i absolutely expect him to spend time behind bars. these are serious times, especially stealing planes and crashing planes. that is not taken lightly in the united states. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, bound in shackles, but with shoes this time, the barefoot bandit was led away from a bahamian court. after only being charged with and pleading guilty to illegal entry. he paid a $300 fine which was picked up by the u.s. embassy. >> well, we tried to get this. >> reporter: this, despite a gun-carrying crime wave in paradise, that alleg
comes amid the worst oil spill in u.s. history. >> compared to last year the gas prices here are 12 cents higher, that's consistent with the national average. >> the good news is that the prices are not near the mark like they were back in 2008. and in our state 658,000 people are expected to travel. 92% will be driving. law enforcement officials are out in force. and they will ride the routes and state police droppers are targeting reckless and impaired drivers. >> it will affect driver's judgment, their reaction time, motor skills and memory. it is a national issue. >> reporter: the policy director joined maryland law enforcement launching a new campaign raising awareness of drugged driving. >> we're focusing making hundreds of arrests for this violation pgh . >> reporter: for those avoiding the roads, air travel will bounce back with a 9% increase. regardless of how you get to your destination... >> be focused. avoid distractions. >> if you are in baltimore city 50 tax service is available for those in bars and restaurants. it does not include private parties. write the number
in potomac maryland. she has been director of special projects of the u.s. chamber of commerce since 2008. >>> outrage at arlington cemetery and the army pulls a pledge to ultimate soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. >>> toyota could announce another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. [ clattering ] [ male announcer ] when you're all out of good ideas and you've moved on to the dumb ones, it's time. american standard heating & air conditioning. a higher standard of comfort. it heard what happened to the vcr and the cassette player. and the answering machine. it knows what happens to obsolete technology around here. what you need to help your tv understand is it's not the one that's obsolete. it's the cable technology that's obsolete and fios is the one making it obsolete. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities visit verizon.com/fios. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> 5:10 on this thursday morning, still dark outside. you can see some
.com. >> the u.s. navy wants to move its hospital from its baltimore location. it has been a time since 1987. it wants to move it to norfolk, virginia. that move is a huge waste of money and wants the relief ship to stay in canton. >> been a pays a million dollars a year to keep the comfort adopted in baltimore. -- docked here in baltimore. it will cost more in money and convenience to move it to norfolk, virginia. it has been a staple in baltimore for 23 years. most recently, the earthquake in haiti. >> we have pride. we see if we drive down 95. >> the navy has $10 million in their budget legislation to build a new one in norfolk. a spokesperson says the navy is looking at options once the contract ends in 2013. it is too early to say whether the comfort will shift from baltimore. >> they are located in an area that is close to bethesda hospital. the 1200 people that are on the ship are signed with bethesda hospital. >> he passed an amendment to the military budget in the appropriations committee to stop the move. >> my independence says they have to do a cost analysis. when the facts come
. >> it is really great day for me. you know, being a u.s. citizen. >> it means a lot to me today. great day of my life. >> almost 700,000 people become naturalized u.s. citizens each and every year in this country. >> you need to know tonight about a recall on the lacrosse gloves. logo on the gloves contains high levels of lead. they are the brine bip gloves made in vietnam and sold from july of last year until une of this yearr company is offering replacements or a refund. for more information on the recall, go to foxbaatimore.com/news links. >> google this. seems students trust internet search engines so much it almost does not matter what results come back. northwestern universsty doctors studied more than 100 freshmen, and found that most students clicked on the first seerch result, no matter what it was. some clicks on it because it was the first result. just 10 percent of the students talked about the credentials of the website, they went to. >> new research shows tonight comcast is the fastest internet service provider in the u.s. that's not saying too much. however when compared to other
immigration law before it even kicks in. a u.s. soldier now facing charges. accused of leaking this classified video. and why is breaking up so hard to do? science might tell us. you really might be addicted to love after all. >>> you knew it was coming. the feds suing arizona. trying to stop its tough new immigration law. the law that among other things requires police to question people they think might be in the country illegally. it is supposed to kick in three weeks from tomorrow. justice department basically says hold on, arizona. you can't make your own immigration laws because that's washington's job. governor jan brewer says that's the problem. washington has not done its jobs and arizona is paying the price. >> we need the federal government to do their job. if they don't do it, arizona will. >> reporter: governor brewer says the doj is wasting taxpayer money fighting this law. that it should use the money to fight the violent mexican drug cartels that have bled over the border. doj's beef with the law might be constitutional but other critics say that it will encourage racial profil
the west. >>> and american soil. the barefoot bandit arrives in the u.s. overnight. we'll talk with the lawyer who met with him face-to-face. >>> and baseball says good-bye to the boss, yankees owner, george steinbrenner. for one night, at least, there is crying in baseball. >>> good morning, everyone. and it was a touching tribute last night at the all-star game for, make no doubt about it, he was the boss. >> sure was. and derek jeter said, he wasn't only the boss. george steinbrenner was a friend, as well. >> he mellowed in his latter years, which was nice to see. >>> day 86 of the oil spill. the new cap was put in place over the well that's been leaking since april. but overnight, a snag. admiral thad allen announced a delay in beginning crucial tests to determine if this cap will withstand the pressure and finally stop the oil pouring into the gulf. you're there on the launch pad. five, four, three. >> but officials are optimistic. it's a big day. we've been dealing with so much down in the gulf for so long. five years after hurricane katrina, the fallout continues now. th
at the stories making headlines today. first, the u.s. justice department confirming the well publicized swap of u.s. and russian espionage agents have been completed. it happened yesterday afternoon in i havienna, austria. the russians get six spies for them top four nationals working for western intelligent agencies. >>> also, a brutal story out of brazil. a soccer player, a soccer star, named by police in the disappearance and murder of a woman said to be his former girlfriend. he is refusing to answer questions right now, according to police. his name is bruno and he is one of seven people arrested in the case. some of the details, accuse of killing this woman and feeding her dismembered p eed body to d. more detail on this story ahead. >>> also, we are following thursday's heavy rains and flash flooding in oklahoma city. take a look at the pictures here. new threat today. more storms are possible in that region. state of emergency has been declared in 63 oklahoma counties after several days of heavy rain. kate? >>> it's really hard to believe but we are almost three months into the gulf
street drugs like meth, crack, heroin. the u.s. drug enforcement administration is having a difficult time getting a grasp on the pill trade, so they start from the bottom, hoping to bust individuals and lead to corrupt doctors and pharmacies. >> we hope to pull them out of the market and do the buy-outside. >> reporter: where are we going to ride? in the back? >> the issue is in the mind of many prescription drugs is not as bad and it's not as dangerous, and in reality, it really is. >> the lexington market. >> we drove past it. >> we will park right around there. you can see the agents there on the corner with their jarkts on. >> they're taking them down, if you guys want to hop out here. >> reporter: you guys just busted how many people? >> i think it was two. >> reporter: two people. what we they selling youy they were selling an opiate blocker and it's hard to abuse, so anyone buying it and selling it is trying to fight the pain of withdrawal but even these pills have become a valuable commodity like an atm in a bottle. these prescription and pills are meant for someone with a pr
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